Local restaurants Hawthorne Inn and Sans Souci were named top restaurants in the Connecticut Magazine Experts' Picks, 2013.
Both restaurants are on the Berlin Turnpike. Hawthorne Inn is in Berlin while Sans Souci is just over the line in Meriden and owened by Rick Tompkins and Greg Karsky of Berlin.
The Hawthorne was picked in the "Best Prime Rib" category while Sans Souci was an honorable mention in the same category. Sans Souci was also picked in the "Best Bargains" category.
To see the entire list on the magazine site, click here.
BEST PRIME RIB:
Carmen Anthony Steakhouse, Waterbury & New Haven
David Burke Prime, Mashantucket
Griswold Inn, Essex
Hawthorne Inn, Berlin
White Horse Country Pub, Marbledale
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, West Hartford, Rooster Tail Inn, Warren, Sans Souci, Meriden
Nataz, North Branford
Recovery Room, New London
Sans Souci, Meriden
Turkish Kebob House, West Haven
Valencia Luncheria, Norwalk